Laugh out loud for charity with ‘Penny for a Laugh’ comedy tour

Riaad Moosa

Riaad Moosa

Part of the proceeds from all performances will go to a relief organisation that provides assistance to needy communities.

Some of the country’s best stand-up comedians are banding together for a good cause – and your attendance will bring much-needed relief to impoverished communities around the country.

Hosted by Riaad Moosa and featuring the comedic talents of, among others, Conrad Koch and Chester Missing, Farhan Esat, Mo Vawda and Tumi Morake, the star-studded line-up will take to the stage tomorrow night at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC), on July 19 at the Cape Town ICC and on July 20 at Vodacom World in Johannesburg.

“We’re very excited to be part of this tour because of all the good it can do – helping support orphans and health initiatives while having a belly laugh in the process. What could be a more worthwhile exercise?” said Moosa.

Chester Missing with his human sidekick Conrad Koch.

Part of the proceeds from all three Penny for a Laugh performances will go to Penny Appeal, a relief and development organisation that provides assistance to needy communities and advocates for and addresses the needs of marginalised groups.

Penny Appeal CEO Shahnaaz Paruk said it was an exciting time for the organisation as it was embarking on its first-ever national comedy tour for charity.

“This milestone, in our relatively new chapter, holds the promise of great ventures to come. With that comes the possibility of being able to extend our services to those we strive to serve here at home and across the globe.

“We can’t think of a better way to support those in need than to bring members of the public together to have a good laugh for a great cause.”

Tumi Morake. Picture: Supplied

The proceeds will go to various projects including Penny Appeal’s Children of the World campaign, which is focused on orphaned and vulnerable children. Some funds will also be received by marginalised communities across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

The major beneficiary will be Penny Appeal’s OrphanKind programme, which benefits orphans and vulnerable children around the world.

Penny Appeal builds homes for orphans and funds a mobile medical bus for them in South Africa. The charity also provides access to clean water and sanitisation in communities and helps them get opportunities to lift themselves out of poverty.

Tickets range from R200 and are available from Computicket.

For more information on Penny Appeal and how to donate to their cause, visit www.pennyappeal.org.za.

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